Understanding the differences between cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing may seem like combing through minute details. However, in our world today, where a focus on sanitary measurements has been ramped up, building owners and managers need to understand these differences and know how to implement a clean, disinfected, and sanitized space.
What should you know about the differences between cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing, and how should each be implemented?
Overall, cleaning will remove the germs, but not necessarily kill them. Sanitizing will lower the number of germs while disinfecting will kill the germs on the surface. Cleaning involves simple and soap and water, while disinfecting involves chemical solutions. Both can be used to sanitize, which will lower the spread of germs in high touch areas.
Follow standard facility procedures for routine cleaning and disinfecting.
Typically, this means daily sanitizing surfaces and objects that are touched often, such as
Some schools may also require daily disinfecting of these items. Standard procedures often call for disinfecting specific areas of the school, like bathrooms.
Immediately clean surfaces and objects that are visibly soiled. If surfaces or objects are soiled with body fluids or blood, use gloves, and other standard precautions to avoid coming into contact with the fluid. Remove the spill, and then clean and disinfect the surface
Cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing all go hand-in-hand. However, knowing the differences, along with how and when to use each process is essential to maintaining a safe, functioning building.
At Bay Area Janitorial Force Inc., we value the cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing process, and commit to providing these services to all of our clients. This is what has led to our reputation as a leading janitorial service provider. If you have more questions or are interested in our cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing service, feel free to contact us today.
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